Gurunath arrested by Mumbai police

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Mumbai police late Friday night arrested Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of Indian cricket board chief N. Srinivasan, in the IPL spot fixing scam after three hours of intense interrogation, an official said.

Questioned at the office of the Crime Branch, Meiyappan was confronted with the evidence against him and arrested around midnight. His name cropped up in the scam during revelations by Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh Randhawa, currently in police custody.

Confirming the arrest, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy, who is spear-heading the investigation, said there was evidence of Meiyappan's involvement in the scam.

Meiyappan who flew in from Madurai by a chartered aircraft was met at the airport by a team of Crime Branch sleuths, who drove off to the Crime Branch office in Mumbai Police Headquarters near Crawford in south Mumbai.

He had rushed here following summons by the Mumbai police stuck on his residence door and delivered to his office in Chennai Thursday. He was given time till 5 p.m. Friday to respond to the police summons.

Earlier Friday, he reportedly sought time till Monday to report to Mumbai police but his plea was rejected, compelling him to fly in here.


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